2 x Viña Lorea Reserva Rioja, Spain
Alc vol:13.50% | Line no:741435
Made by María Larrea
If anyone knows how to make Rioja, it's a local – one born and raised in the region and who now is technical director for the entire CVNE group. The Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España is a family winery which has been making some of Spain's most classic wines since 1870 in Haro, La Rioja.
Everything María has learned, from studying viticulture and oenology at universities in Madrid, Montpellier and Bordeaux, to working harvests in Rioja, Mancha and Navarra, to winning 'Best wine in the world 2013' in Wine Spectator and to her love of nature and discovering pockets of abandoned vineyards goes into the beautiful wines she makes – including this rich, smooth, juicy Rioja for the Waitrose No.1 range.
Was there inspiration behind this Rioja? Viña Lorea Reserva is a fine example of the Tempranillo grape variety. It's the perfect introduction to wines from this region as well a unique opportunity to taste a red that has developed an unusual complexity from additional ageing in one of the most beautiful cellars in Spain.
Is there a time of day or type of food when you most enjoy it? For everyday Rioja, there isn’t much better than this. Shared during the weekend with the family, it’s perfect at lunch or dinner. And also ideal with friends while having pinxos (or any dishes inspired by your last visit to Spain). Pair it with food (as well as music, as we do it), and your party will be a success!
Who would this Rioja be if it was a woman? Viña Lorea Reserva is a very social animal, a wine that talks a lot! With a strong personality, it is elegant and seductive at first sight (or first sip, we should say).